TORQUE 2016 will take place at:
Technische Universität München (TUM), Campus Garching
85748 Garching bei München, Germany (maps)
The following orientation map shows the conference venue, as well as the location of the social program events and of the airport (click on the red markers to see specific information on each location):
The easiest way to get to the Campus Garching is by metro. Take U-Bahn 6 () in the direction “Garching Forschungszentrum” and get off at “Garching Forschungszentrum” (last stop).
Enter your starting point here (MVV Journey Planer) to get a detailed travel plan from your starting location. Notice that there is also a handy cellphone app, which can be downloaded from here.
Take S-Bahn S1 () to “Neufahrn”, and from there take bus 690. Otherwise, take S-Bahn S8 () to “Ismaning” and then take bus 230. The estimated travel time is about 50 minutes for both routes.
Again, we recommend using the MVV Journey Planer.
Tickets are available online or at ticket machines located at every metro station. As a general a rule, day tickets and group tickets are the option to go for.
On a day when you travel to or from the airport, we recommend buying a day ticket for the whole network. You can buy either a single ticket (“Single-Tageskarte Gesamtnetz”), which costs 12,40 € for one person, or a group ticket (“Gruppen-Tageskarte Gesamtnetz”), which costs 23.20 € and is valid for up to 5 people.
On days when you do not travel to or from the airport, you should buy a day ticket with a smaller area of validity. This depends on where your accommodation is located, but if you stay in the city then you should buy the day ticket München XXL (“Tageskarte München XXL”) to reach the conference venue.
If you are staying for a few days and you will not travel to the airport, we recommend buying the “IsarCard-Woche”, which will cost 31.10 € for one person (not available online). Make sure to select “7 Ringe” on the area of validity. With this ticket you will be able to access the metro for one entire week, but you will not be able to reach the airport.
A taxi ride from central Munich to Garching will cost about 40-50 € (depending on your exact location). A taxi ride from the airport will cost about 35 €.
Taxi-Zentrale München: +49 (0) 89 21610
IsarFunk München: +49 (0) 89 450540
Grand Taxi: +49 (0) 89 3202885
The campus is easily accessed by car. Just follow Autobahn A9 and take exit “Garching Nord”.
Parking is available on campus at the locations indicated here.
Munich is also equipped with several car sharing services such as DriveNow (available in the city, at the airport and on campus) or car2go (available in the city and at the airport).